15 Funny Superstitious Beliefs In India

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Superstition is a belief in something not justified by reason or evidence. Indian minds have always been a home for science-defying beliefs, but some are EXTREMELY hilarious. Here are some that I have heard since childhood:

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1)No crossing over someone, especially, when they are sleeping or lying down,

as it stunts their growth: We’ve got COMPLAIN about that! it’s stupid but then again so are many others.

2) Switch On at least one light bulb when it gets dark

(even if you are leaving your house) in order to not let darkness make its home in your abode: It’s okay to practice that without creating a fictional background/history for it!

3) No viewing yourself in a broken mirror

As you don’t want to see yourself as a broken man in life and neither do you wish to be one? Yes, a mirror decides it for you. Life is a snow-white’s tale where the mirror is the deciding committee. “Who is the fairest of them all, huh?”

4) A lizard falls on your head, a good omen

So now slimy wall crawlers impart luck. I’d rather have bad luck than to let that cold blooded one sit on me.

5)Eye twitching

In males, if the right eye twitches its good luck and in females, if the left one does, then they’ll have a great day and loads of luck. What if, for some reason, both do? You’ll earn money by falling in a ditch?

6) If your hand twitches

you’re going to meet someone you haven’t met in ages! : It’s a rather good superstition as it’s bringing people close unless the other person is your ex, whom you’ve been trying to avoid for long.

7) If a cat, especially black, crosses your path

Most popular superstition yet baseless ’cause you just can’t help if a cat crosses you. Black cats were considered allies of witches and that’s why they are so hated. I really wonder what a person’s gonna do if a black cat crosses his path on a one way.

8) 1 lemon and 7 green chillies strung together brings good luck and keeps evil away

We find this in every shop, office and practically everywhere. It is believed that if a lemon turns red, evil spirits are nearby and they are overpowering and if someone steps on it, then he becomes the abode of every evil that the lemon was able to capture. Man, vegetables can be scary!

9) No use of broom/sweeping when it gets dark

It causes monetary loss and if done right after someone leaves the house, it might cause some form of harm to them. Yes, a BROOM does that to you.

10) AVOID resting under a peepal tree at night – GHOST ATTACK!

Crap. Peepal trees have always been viewed as scary and have been feared because of their frightening and uncanny appearance which make them look like a ghosts’ domain.BUT it’s just that they give out loads of carbon dioxide at night which might cause some health damage to the person sleeping under it. HA! see? There’s no ghost but just a silly superstition proved wrong with the help of science!

BUT it’s just that they give out loads of carbon dioxide at night which might cause some health damage to the person sleeping under it. HA! see? There’s no ghost but just a silly superstition proved wrong with the help of science!

11) If someone sneezes thrice while a person is leaving

the house its considered to be a bad omen: The person leaving just might meet up with an accident but how is one to stop a sneeze? Isn’t it involuntary?It is just the fear, based on the baseless belief, that something bad might happen to us, which makes the negative thinking so strong that it turns into actions.

Isn’t it involuntary?It is just the fear, based on the baseless belief, that something bad might happen to us, which makes the negative thinking so strong that it turns into actions.

12) Playing with scissors, opening and closing them without actually using them causes fight in the house

How can something abstract like a family bond be broken or cut by something as materialistic as a pair of scissors? You just cannot argue over a superstition! It just isn’t rational!

13) Don’t eat directly from the vessel you cook in or it’ll rain at your wedding

So you cook something good and eat alone and the envious Gods cry and that too on your wedding day! That’s the only probably explanation to the above said nonsense. The only question here is, why just the wedding day?

14)A menstruating woman should not touch the pickle jar

Menstruating women in India are considered impure and dirty. They cannot do or attend poojas or touch anything holy. They even can’t touch a pickle jar for if they do, the pickle in it will get spoilt. Funny how they are treated that way and then later wooed to reproduce, to continue a family’s line forward.

They even can’t touch a pickle jar for if they do, the pickle in it will get spoilt. Funny how they are treated that way and then later wooed to reproduce, to continue a family’s line forward.

15) Never ask the question “where are you going? ” while someone is leaving the house,

for, their purpose then will not be fulfilled: So your determination, perseverance and the way you present yourself is all secondary to other person asking you “where you are going”? Funny superstitions indeed.

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